2016 dividend

It will be proposed to the Publicis Groupe S.A.’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting [Euronext Paris : FR0000130577, CAC 40] to be held on May 31, 2017 that an ordinary dividend of €1.85 per share be paid with respect to 2016 to shareholders. Shareholders could opt for the dividend to be paid in newly created Publicis Groupe shares.

If approved by the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 31, 2017, the calendar will be as follows:

  • May 31: Determination of the issue price of Publicis Groupe new shares for the payment of dividends in shares
  • June 5: Record date (last day to acquire shares giving right to dividends)
  • June 6: Ex dividend date
  • June 6-26: Exercise period for the option to have the dividend paid in shares
  • July 4: Listing of newly created shares and payment date of dividend (in cash or in shares).


Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have a facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 103,000 professionals.